Unpaid carers can now register for a vaccine appointment

People who provide vital face-to-face care and support for others who haven’t already been given an appointment are now being invited to self-register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

That care could be due to old age, physical or mental illness, disability or for an addiction.

The type of care could be anything from the practicalities of domestic tasks such as regularly helping with the shopping, picking up prescriptions or preparing meals, to personal care such as helping them to wash and dress.

It could also be emotional support to someone such as a partner, friend or family member with a long-term health condition.

Scottish Government letter

The Scottish Government wrote to all unpaid carers on Friday 12 March inviting them to register

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the vaccine rollout by reading these FAQ's from the National Carers Organisations

Need help?

Get in touch with the Centre and we'll help in any way we can to get you registered.

EAST RENFREWSHIRE IS UNDER LEVEL 4 RESTRICTIONS

You should stay at home unless leaving for an essential purpose. Providing care is essential.

Your Carers Centre is still open

All of our staff are currently working from home. They are continuing to provide help and support to unpaid carers during this difficult time.

Call us...

0141 638 4888

Email us...

enquiries@eastrenfrewshirecarers.co.uk

We're open...

Weekdays from 08:45 until 16:45 (Mon-Thu) and 15:55 (Fri)​

Have a question or need assistance?

Use the form below and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Vaccinations

Carers are included within group 6 on the priority list for the vaccine. You may be vaccinated before this if older or clinically vulnerable. Click the icon to view FAQs from the Coalition of Carers.

Latest guidance

It is important to stress whilst in lockdown you may leave your house to carry out your caring role. Schools, retail and hospitality are currently closed. Click the icon for the government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

If you require PPE in your caring role we may be able to assist you securing these from the HSCP. Please contact Claire Caird weekdays between 9am and 1pm on 07561683049.

We Care East Ren

East Renfrewshire Council and Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire have launched this website along with partners as a central hub for help and information during the pandemic. Click the icon to visit the website.

Microgrants

Please use the form below to apply for a microgrant.